Within the Valley, the reforms caused a social transformation that has few parallels.
Avant-garde artists of the time were primarily concerned with projecting different kinds of future work spaces.
The Soviet dream to “catch up and overtake,” was not about economic prosperity. They wanted to “catch up” on national power. That dream lives on.
Antonio Gramsci, the Italian Marxist leader, welcomed the Russian revolution for straying from Marx’s blueprint for overthrowing the system.
Perceptions of the Russian Revolution today are firmly linked to the the triumph and decline of brands of official communism in the 20th century – at the cost of complex aspects of the original event.
Activists who call for pluralism are regularly jailed and criticism of China’s authoritarian system silenced.
Raúl Castro, breaking step with his brother Fidel’s path, grapples with the complex question: how do you develop Cuba’s post-communist economy?
The Russian chapter in US feminism reminds us that women’s struggles to balance motherhood, domestic duties and meaningful work and their hopes for building a more just society, have a long and richly textured history.
The popular upsurge of the late 1960s, while spectacular, had many paradoxes, and eventually was stymied by the bind of a universal ‘line’ and the parliamentary framework of rule.
If the idea of freedom bound Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre, philosophically, then the fight for justice united them politically.
The celebrated social theorist and political psychologist spoke to The Wire about Modi, demonetisation and the state of Indian democracy.
In his early years as a leader, Castro’s Jesuit school education heavily influenced his views on physical education and its value for nation-building.
Beauty Is a Wound serves as a crash course in contemporary Indonesian history since most of us who know little about the country beyond Bali.
In her annual statement to the press, the German Chancellor insisted recent events would not change her stance on welcoming refugees.
While the decline of the Left in India continues, there is not enough debate on how the movement can renovate itself
The party’s recent decision to expel popular women’s leader Jagmati Sangwan highlights the increasing gap between its ideological standpoints and political practice.
Ryszard Kaja (born 1962, Poznan, Poland) is one of his Poland’s leading poster artists and continues a long tradition of poster art in his country. His mixed-media posters – simple and striking, but subtle and always surprising – are on display for the first time in India at […]